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Geopark
History

Geological heritage conservation is the Geopark’s far history. By the time, and with the effective legal conservation of this heritage, the Geopark concept emerge slowly as a new holistic territory. More than 20 years ago were acting, in Europe, the first Geopark experiences at the base of the actual Global Geoparks Network.

1991 Archives INA, Digne Declaration

1991

1991

INTERNATIONAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHT OF THE EARTH'S MEMORY

First defintion of the heritage value of geology

1995-1999

1995-1999

In Europe, experimental projects of Geoparks are developed with support of European Community. UNESCO support actively these initiatives.

2000

2000
Under UNESCO auspices, launching of the
EUROPEAN GEOPARK NETWORK
(EGN)

 

2004

2004

Under UNESCO auspices, launching of the
GLOBAL GEOPARK NETWORK
(GGN)

2007

2007
Under UNESCO auspices, launching of the
ASIAN PACIFIC GEOPARK NETWORK
(APGN)

2015

2015

On the 17 November 2015, the 195 Member States of UNESCO ratified the creation of a new label, the UNESCO Global Geoparks, inside a new program called IGGP

2017

2017

Launching of the LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN GEOPARK NETWORK
(GeoLAC)

2019

2019

Announcement of the next launching of 

AFRICAN UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK NETWORK

(AUGGN)

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